"If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63."
These glasses can reduce eyestrain, but they affect people differently
- Can reduce eyestrain, can cut down on headaches
- Expensive, may be hard to get used to
These glasses might not be for you, and they are a bit expensive. But if you frequently work at night, they might prove useful
Price$ 129.00 (AUD)
If you work on a computer constantly, you're familiar with eyestrain — the awful, tense feeling you get after staring at your monitor all day. A pair of Game-Eyez glasses can help solve the problem. The glasses are (obviously) marketed towards gamers and other heavy computer users.
The vast majority of Game-Eyez users, mainly gamers and heavy computer users, have reported these unexpected benefits.
The shades work by blocking wavelengths of light shorter than 460 nanometers (nm), also known as blue light. The product's creators say research has shown that blue light causes most of the eyestrain; since the wavelengths are very short, your eyes have a much harder time focusing on them.
After trying the glasses for the first time, I wondered how I had ever lived without them. The lenses turned the white parts of my monitor yellow, making it much less harsh on my eyes. Even after gazing at my monitor for half a day, my eyes felt fresh. The biggest drawback to the specs was the change in focus required when I put them on and took them off, which I had to do several times in the course of the day.
Though my reaction to the glasses was positive, not all of my coworkers shared my enthusiasm. Some of them loved the adjustments the glasses made, while for others the results were too hard to get used to. Several people didn't like how the product changed whites to yellows, and they found that it failed to relieve any stress on their eyes. One colleague was disappointed to learn that the Game-Eyez aren't designed to fit over prescription glasses.
After a couple of weeks of testing, I concluded that the product was most useful in the evening or in dark rooms. Focusing on a screen at night can be tough after a long day, but the glasses make it easier. Think of the Game-Eyez as coffee for your eyes.
Ultimately, though I appreciated the short-term benefits the glasses provided, they seemed impractical. The constant focal adjustment necessary after donning them or removing them made matters worse — I found my eyestrain increasing if I took them off several times in a short period. I like having the specs; they're a useful tool for any power monitor user. But their $130 price tag is justified only if you frequently worked at night.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.
- 2 Samsung Q9F Series QLED: Peak performance from a home entertainment heavyweight
- 3 Hisense takes the fight to home entertainment heavyweights with flagship Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs
- 4 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
- 5 Ring Video Doorbell review
Latest News Articles
- Upcoming Overwatch Contenders Finals set for Melbourne Esports Open
- League of Legends to headline Melbourne's first Esports Open
- E3 2018: Every big game announcement and trailer
- Computex 2018: G.Skill draw eyes with new 'Crystal-RGB' RAM and new gaming gear
- Computex 2018: Everything new announced and shown by MSI
PCW Evaluation Team
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
- Computex 2018: Everything you missed at Asia's biggest tech tradeshow
- Computex 2018: Nvidia launches new AI-focused hardware and software platforms
- Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies